Special Education Graduate Program
Graduate candidates who want to complete a Master’s degree in Special Education and add an endorsement in Behavior Disorders or Mild/Moderate Disabilities (Special Education), can select one of these programs.
The comprehensive examination is designed to evaluate the candidate's ability to apply principles, as well as the candidate's skill in demonstrating sound scholastic and composition capabilities. It is therefore, recommended that candidates remain current with the literature both in special education and the field of major interest.
Information on the Comprehensive Exam is provided on the following handout.
Upon completion of the course work listed on the plan of study, students register for comprehensive exams. All work for “incompletes” must be completed and grades posted prior to the exam registration deadline. Students must complete a Comprehensive Exam form at least one month prior to the exam date and turn it into their advisor. Questions should be directed to the candidates advisor.
The candidate will have ten days to complete the comprehensive exam during the first week of November, April, or June.
All candidates in this department must obtain the permission of their academic adviser prior to applying for and registering for student teaching/practicum. All candidates must complete one (or more) student teaching/practicum or externship experience as part of their preparation. This experience must be an all-day, 16 week experience in the endorsement area. Admission to a student teaching/practicum is by application only.
Internship Application Deadlines:
Spring - October 1
Fall - February 15
Graduate In-service Internship Application (completing internship in your own classroom)
Graduate Internship Application (need a classroom placement)